We have had a response from Marine
Traffic regarding heavy shipping
density maps. They are discussing/reviewing this request with their stakeholders. They advise that they do participate in some opensource and educational programs.
I have offered that we would:
1. Further compress the datasets and send the compressed dataset back to them with the methods.
2. Provide a credit and a link to Marine
Traffic in our documentation
We will await with hope the Chief Architect's response from other stakeholders.
Please note that Marine Traffic has a Shipping Density Maps by Year
Are there vessel type and tonnage filters that we would like, or does it matter?
Would yearly traffic be ok? -They have this.
Or would quarterly or monthly be any better? - Ask how significant would this information be in your planning process?
I will need this information if they come back with a positive response.
We not asking for live data with specific ship position information here.